Administrator Randy Anhorn retired at the end of December 2023.
Randy has been with the District for over seven years, and has made some positive impacts in his time here. From seeing the District through a remodel of its office space, to successfully completing many water quality projects, Randy has been instrumental in the important work of the District. Randy also oversaw the creation of a few new positions and hiring staff for those positions, allowing the District to do its work more effectively. We will all miss Randy, and thank him for all his hard work!
After 30 plus enjoyable years working in the water resources management field (the vast majority in the Twin Cities Metro Area), it is with mixed emotions that I am hanging up my Secchi disc at the end of 2023. The last seven plus years as the Administrator of Nine Mile Creek Watershed District have been especially rewarding. During this time, we have implemented numerous projects and expanded programs to protect and enhance our natural and water resources.
As for my retirement, I am looking forward to more time for travel, family and yet to be determined adventures and passions. I have greatly enjoyed working with the District’s wonderful staff and board members, our partners and community members and my professional colleagues. Even when times were difficult, I knew I could count on your support. Please accept my heartfelt thanks. Keep up the great work!
Erica Sniegowski selected as next Administrator
The Board of Managers has selected Erica Sniegowski as the next District Administrator, following Randy Anhorn’s retirement. As Administrator, Erica will oversee District operations, including coordinating with the board of managers and developing the District’s annual budget and work plan.
Erica has worked in the water resources field for over 15 years, having worked at the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization for five years before starting at the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District in 2012. Erica is currently the Deputy Administrator at the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and has also managed capital improvement projects and overseen the education and outreach program and grants program in her time at the District. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Iowa State University, a Master of Science degree in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota (UMN) and is graduating with a Master of Public Affairs degree from the UMN’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in May 2024. When not at work, Erica spends her time at hockey rinks and baseball and lacrosse fields watching her kids play youth sports and also enjoys reading and spending time outside.